Team Dimension Data rider Scott Thwaites had an accident while on a training ride and had sustained several fractures to his vertebral column, his team announced today.
The 28-year-old rider has already gone through a surgical procedure.
“He sustained several fractures to his vertebral column, but fortunately there were no neurological injuries,” said Dimension Data in a press release. “He underwent successful spine stabilisation surgery on Tuesday night, without complication.
“He is currently stable and should be discharged in the coming days. We are continuing to monitor Scott’s condition closely.”
It’s the latest injury blow for Dimension Data, with Thwaites’s fellow team-mate Mark Cavendish currently injured after crashing in Milan-San Remo, while Mekseb Debesay was forced to abandon the Tour de Langkawi after crashing in the final kilometres of stage four.